- Chicken Wrangler
Surviving Minnesota! - Page 551
@duluthralphie Andy is getting so big!!
@Coffee 1st It really stinks when we loose chicks! There are so many reasons for them to perish. Some do not handle travel well. Remember they were shipped to the feed store (who knows how long ago) how many people have held/handled those chicks, then they get boxed up and traveled to your place. That is a lot for a little one! I doubt it was sickness but like @Bogtown Chick said perhaps a quarantine pen for newcomers until you know for sure is good practice for all of us!! Love the chick pics!!
it is my old kitchen :) having all the counter space is so nice. there were up to 4 people evicerating along there at a time with no issue. and we didnt need cutting boards or anything. that is the only thing i wouldnt like about the link you shared.
PS on the news, they just showed a calf that was born today with a big white heart shaped blotch on his forehead :) so cute!
I thought about it some and having wood instead of actual counter wouldn't be that great for camp day. The counters can so easily be wiped down and sanitized where as the wood could not. I might keep my eye out for some remodel jobs just in case I can score a nice counter top with sink.
I used wood in the past Rhett. it works but I would prefer something else. I put cutting boards on the wood, those little cheap roll up ones.
I have thought about making a counter out of the used washing machines I have here. The sides are stainless.
I washed the counter top with a light bleach solution before camp day started and let it dry then we used a food safe, no rinse oxy cleaner during the whole process on the counters and utensils
Good Morning Fellas, Cluckies, Rhetts, and Bantiesrule:
Kloppers: Hope your Valentine's Chow Mein was good. LOL.
Good luck hunting rabbits Jerry. Up here in God's country it will be 35-36 degrees today. So the 3 inches of snow we got yesterday will disappear pretty fast I think. Thank goodness. I'm ready for the spring warm ups to be honest and grass showing again for my birds. They deserve that. Although their winter really only started in December so....it's only been a couple months in the run. Not 4 or 5 so...but it always bugs me that they are not free ranging for some reason.
Thank Goodness for small blessings. I took out the hatchet last night but I did not have to use it. Holly my BA passed on early this morning. I think it was a cancerous thing. Her keel bone was very prominent. But that bird ...had so much gumption. She was a fighter until the end. Crazy how they do that. I'm down to 7 birds with room for 11. I have a couple EE that lay Lash eggs (infected fallopian tubes) and the buckeye has not laid since last spring....so I'm thinking she is also reproductively diseased or scarred. But she's not efficient enough feed wise for me so I think she'll go as well this spring when it's nicer for such jobs outside.
I'm wondering with my hens ...if the rooster can pass along the bacterial infections from hen to hen's fallopian tubes...you know like a pelvic inflammatory disease. Any thoughts on that. I'm suspicious of that scenario but then my silkie, old SLW and BLRW seem to lay just fine this fall. So then is it just individual and nothing to do with the rooster spreading stuff between matings. As I talk it through....I think the cloaca being recepticle for mating and being near poop...it knows how to handle bacteria for the most part.
This morning's thoughts and ramblings by Bogtown. LOL.
A google search is giving me no hits on Chicken STDs... BUT some of the stuff I learned I wish I had not,,,,
BC it's your fault.